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Samsung H745 @ Sharp GD1E via DVI

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by McE, Feb 3, 2005.

  1. McE

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    Is it normal that I can't obtain a Point to Point picture? :confused:

    720p, 1080i, everything is always fullscreen. I thought the denon has black borders in 720p so I expected the HD745 does this aswell.

    Is it the scaler in the Samsung or what could it be? I don't think my picture is as sharp as it could be and has artifacts in 720p and 1080i is less sharp but I see the better resolution in the absence of artifacts.

    BTW. the quality is not bad but you can see very well if a DVD is not that good encoded... I was shocked how bad Star Wars Episode II looked... but Lord of the Rings was just perfect!

    So much for THX and stuff ;)
     
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    When you feed a Sharp tv (GA3/4 or GD1) a 720p signal, the tv itself upscales the picture the rest of the way to 768 (Native screen res). Don't know whether this can be turned off.

    1:1 pixel matching is only for connecting a PC.

    Richie.
     
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    But I am feeding my screen via DVI (PC digital in the sharp menu) and the same happens with AV digital in the sharp menu? There have been Sharp owners with the Denon and black bars on each side or not?

    what would be the advantage of 720p over 1080i then? everybody told me to use 720p instead of 1080i because of the point to point picture...
     
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    Hi McE

    At last someone has a Samsung HD745 connected to a Sharp......

    I have a few questions to ask if you don't mind answering.

    What are views about its PQ on DVi?
    Have you tried upscaling via component to see how it compares (I believe the HD945 & 745 can do this) ?
    Does the multiregion hack work ok ?
    Whats in like on different media (DVD R, CD R etc)?

    I am considering a HD745 for my LC32GA4E. (I think Richie is too after looking at other threads !).

    Cheers,

    Mick :thumbsup:
     
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    The PQ is depending on the DVD. As I said some DVD's look great others not that good. I had a Sony 735D with component and the diffence is not that big I must admit. But the Samsung is much cheaper so...

    I love the design of the player but the metal looking front is only plastic :nono:

    Multiregion hack works without any problems... any dvd I tried so far (code 2 and 1) is working.

    Didn't try divx etc. yet.

    One thing that I don't like so far: There seems to be a glitch in the movies now and then. It's very short but its jumping a bit... I read something about bitrates that can cause this in the manual.
     
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    Is this when the signal is upscaled ?
     
  7. McE

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    maybe... as I said the picture is always upscaled and there is no option to turn this off!

    I have to check if it could have something to do with NTSC and PAL AND upscaling code1 and code2 DVD's. just saw that I had it on NTSC with 720p and now i'm checking PAL 720p.

    btw. DVD audio and SACD is only usable with 5.1 analog output (6 leads to a receiver) through optical or coaxial it's only PCM 96khz stereo.
     
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    This is the case with all SACD and nearly all DVD-A players. Licensing issues means that digital streams of SACD data are currently prohibited from consumer machines. A very few Pioneer machines will allow DVD-A to be passed digitally to a suitable decoder/amp but these are rare. It's primarily done in order to protect the high quality digital info from being pirated.

    Patrick
     
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    I have to set the Player to NTSC with code1 DVD's and PAL with code2 DVD's! then the problem disappears!

    Another thing that I just saw: in AV-Digital Mode (Sharp) the picture of an anamorph DVD is cut on each side for about 1-2cm compared to the PC-Digital Mode. In AV-Digital mode it is possible to set sharpness etc. but not in PC-Digital.

    And I tested an old Platiunum Unapix set-up and diagnostic tools DVD. On my old Sony 735D via YUV the picture is so much better in some computer animated short movies than than the samsung. I guess the Farouja thingie is not doing a good job there, because if I set the samung to 576P (PAL) the picture is not as bad as it is in 720p mode. It's very bad quality :(

    Sometimes it looks like a Divx or some compressed thing. I never had this with my sony DVD and CRT. But as I said in another post: a good DVD like Lord of the Rings is just awesome!

    Btw. the samung is unable to play my Lost in Space DVD for some reason. It just goes to a menu with the VideoTS folders and stuff...
     

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